Te Au Moana Luau at the Wailea Beach Marriott in Maui, HI

Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa3700 Wailea AlanuiWailea, Maui, HI 96753
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Presented by the Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, the Te Au Moana Luau offers a celebration of the Hawaiian culture in Wailea, Maui. Guests are greeted with a Hawaiian lei and a welcome beverage, and can then enjoy interactive cultural activities, a lively Polynesian show filled with traditional songs and dancing, an all-you-can-eat luau buffet with delicious Hawaiian cuisine, and more.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Wailea, Maui Travel Experts
  • Luau duration: approx. 3.5 hours. Show duration: approx. 1 hour.
  • Arrive by 4:30 pm to check-in.
  • Features an open bar and well-stocked all-you-can-eat Polynesian buffet.
  • Remember to bring your camera!


from Te Au Moana Luau at the Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa
Te Au Moana, or "Ocean Tide", is a celebration of the wonderful culture which makes Hawaii so incredibly amazing and unique. Not only will you enjoy a delicious meal, you will be able to try a variety of different cultural activities and experience a world-renowned Tihati Production.

As you enter the luau, you will be greeted with a Hawaiian Lei and a Welcome Drink. With the sounds of live Hawaiian music in the background, you can make your way around the luau grounds and see the various crafters and artisans from all around Polynesia and you can see how authentic "poi", a mashed taro root which is the staple of the Hawaiian diet, is made, view various floral crafts, coconut husking, learn the basics of hula and see "kapa" printing as well.

Once the sun begins to dip beneath the horizon, it will be time to enjoy the mouthwatering All-You-Can-Eat Luau Buffet and the well-stocked Open Bar. Then just sit back and watch the spectacular Polynesian Show filled with the songs and dances of all of the different countries and islands. This will be an evening that you will not soon forget!

Te Au Moana Luau Menu
  • Mahi Mahi with Lemon Butter

  • Imu Baked Kalua Pig

  • Grilled Teriyaki Steaks

  • Shoyu Chicken

  • Garlic Fried Rice

  • Molokai Sweet Potatoes

  • House-made Macaroni Salad

  • Tossed Kula Greens, papaya seed dressing

  • Lomi Lomi Salad

  • Poi

  • Chuka Soba noodle salad

  • Pineapple Coleslaw

  • Stir-fry Vegetable

  • Sweet rolls & Butter

  • Pineapple upside down cake

  • Coconut Haupia

  • Coconut maroons

  • Brownies

  • Double Chocolate Cake Key Lime Squares

  • Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Coconut Layer Cake

Schedule of Te Au Moana Luau Events
4:00 pm – Check-In; Banquet staff available to start the evening.
4:30 pm - Bar opens, Cashier Hut opens, Photo opportunity with fresh flower lei (subject to seasonal availability)
5:00 pm – Seating Beings; Live music; Crafters: Hawaiian crafter, Samoan crafter, Tongan crafter, and poi pounder; Interactive Stations: Flower craft, coconut husking, Ulumaika, Hula dancing, and kapa printing.
5:25 pm – Imu Unearthing (underground oven)
5:35 pm – Buffet opens
6:45 pm – Te Au Moana Show begins
8:00 pm – Evening ends

Note: Once luau commences, evening events may start & end earlier and times are subject to seasonal change.

Reserve Hawaii Customer Reviews

2 Reviews
Suzee Rhodes
1 Review
"Our Maui Adventure"
July, 2017
This was by far better than we expected. A little disappointed that we did pay for preferred seating & when the best part that I was really looking forward to, the Fire performance was done in the back & I couldn't see anything because we were in the front...But other than that the Food was Fabulous and the People were very Inviting & Friendly...
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Verified Traveler
July, 2016
The event was great and well organized. I will go again when I return to the island.
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Tip: Arrive early to get the closer seats and the food is excellent.

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TripAdvisor Reviews
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San Francisco, California
"Probably the biggest waste of money I have ever done"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed May 13, 2017
Let me start off with the positives. - Nicely appointed spa. - Clean bathroom and relaxing area. - Beautiful location. However, my experience was very poor. It could come down to one bad therapist, so it may not be a structural problem with the spa. But here is my experience. one thing also put in perspective. I paid $500 dollars for a couple's massage. Let me say that again... $500... for that money you expect the best. This is what I got: - My therapist had a cold. She was coughing, sniffling, clearing her throat, swallowing phlegm throughout the message. it was extraordinarily distracting. - I choose a deep tissue massage. My therapist didn't apply any pressure. It was just above weak caressing even though I was explicit what to cover and the type of massage I wanted. - The front desk staff was curt and hardly sympathetic. Not even an offer to give a discount or recognize the problem.. She just asked for my CC to charge it for $500 Now I should mention that my wife did enjoy her massage, but she was hardly raving. It was a gift and she would be mortified if she found out what we paid vs the service we got. Also, as mentioned already, the spa was nicely appointed. Though it doesn't compare to the SPAs in big hotels in Europe or Asia.
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Phoenix, Arizona
"Comfortable spa with excellent treatments"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed April 28, 2017
Lovely spa area with a large selection of quality beauty items to purchase. Very relaxing stone massage, clean changing rooms, attentive staff.
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Wilmington, Delaware
"Excellent Service at the Mandara Spa"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 18, 2017
I enjoyed a traditionally Hawaiian massage while staying at the Wailea Marriott. The service was excellent and the massage was a very relaxing way to start my vacation on Hawaii. Prices are reasonable for a resort location, and the service provided is excellent!
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Concord, California
"Loved the spa"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed February 02, 2017
I was welcomed in, shown around, and I was picked from the waiting room on time. I received the mud wrap. Valerie was great. I recommend the spa, although I cannot fully recommend doing the mud wrap as I did not see much benefit or relaxation from it. I hope to go again and get a different service. I really loved the Wailea Marriott as a whole.
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Las Vegas, Nevada
"Strange Spa Experience"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed November 30, 2016
As an avid spa goer, I was so anticipating my DAY at "One of the Top 10 Spas in the United States” by both Condé Nast Traveler and Travel & Leisure magazines." First of all, you don't experience a DAY here as you are told what time you may arrive according to your appointment. At all the other spas I've enjoyed, you are free to come & go all day. Arriving 30 min. earlier for my early afternoon facial, I was denied access or I would be charged another $30+ to enter. Not a welcoming reception. In fact, of the 20+ spas I've luxuriated at in Vegas alone, none had that rule. To be fair, their brochure explains: "As our guest you are invited to spend an hour prior to your spa treatment to enjoy the benefits of the terme and a complimentary full-body loofah exfoliation performed by one of our spa termé attendants." However, it should caution their customers that the hour before is all you get. Another oddity: you are given a towel & sandals, which is explained in the FAQ section, but no robe until you are going to your treatment . Even if you finish the lovely water treatments & want to lounge around, you must still wear your towel. Upon seeing an elderly woman trying to cover herself with a damp towel, my friend got a robe for her. She was immediately chastised for her breach of the rule. Hardly relaxing. Post our robing we moved upstairs to the lovely co-ed veranda with an incredible view of the pool & ocean beyond, only to have a drone spying on us. The nonplussed attendants did nothing to stop it. Luckily, my name was called. My facial was good but the overall technique was just average. However, my skin did feel amazing. Afterwards, I was handed my bill while the esthetician stood there as I was computing her tip. Very awkward. Of the numerous spas I've attended, that is handled when checking-out, not with someone hovering. Ah, but the uniqueness continued as I was escorted to the salesroom (she used a euphemistic term which I don't recall that offered no hint of its true purpose), replete with a plethora of products to purchase & offered a seat & glass of water. I was dumbfounded & thought I had inadvertently entered a timeshare shakedown. Really? Is this how my relaxing spa day, oops, hours, were to end? When I informed her that I was not interested, I was allowed to go. Upon leaving the spa, the desk attendant asked what I thought of my facial. Upon telling her that it was good, but have had better, she never inquired as to why. I guess it was a rhetorical question. Now for the positives: the facility is classic looking; the loofa attendant was wonderful & the tea tasty.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Te Au Moana Luau at the Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa

What time should I arrive?
You should arrive at 4:30 pm to check-in to enjoy live music and various crafters. 

Where is this luau located?
Te Au Moana Luau is located at the Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa. 

How long is the show?
The show is about 1 hour long. Please allow 3.5 hours for the entire experience.

What is the difference between Premium and Standard Seating?
The Premium tickets include VIP check-in, guaranteed first two rows for seating and first to the buffet tables.

Is this luau wheelchair accessible?
Yes, the Te Au Moana Luau and the Wailea Beach Marriott Resort are accessible and ADA approved. 

What happens if it rains?
If inclement weather occurs before the luau, the luau will be moved to the ballroom. If bad weather occurs during your luau, you will be able to reschedule for a different night.

Is a vegetarian meal offered?
Guests are welcome to help themselves at our salad bar at the buffet or any other items.